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Monday, June 4, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 27 through June 1, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 27 through June 1, 2012.

We responded to 63 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories: 

Fire: 2

Rupture/Explosion: 1

EMS/Rescue: 38

Hazardous Condition: 6

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 5

Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities: 

Sunday, May 27 at approximately 9:20 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of a small fire in a kitchen appliance. Upon arrival, crew members were met by the homeowner who stated that the fire was out, but wished to have the area inspected to ensure it had not spread. A toaster in the kitchen had malfunctioned and caught fire. The cabinets showed signs of flame impingement, but the fire had been contained to the toaster and had burned itself out before spreading. BFR members utilized the TIC to make certain the fire had not spread before assisting the homeowner with removing smoke from the kitchen. With no hazards found, E2 returned to quarters.

Monday, May 28 at approximately 10:10 am:

E4 was dispatched on a report of an animal problem. Upon arrival, the homeowner met crew members in the driveway and stated that they had seen a snake in their garage behind a box. E4 was able to locate two snakes approximately four foot long and remove them from the residence. A further check did not reveal any additional animals. The snakes were transported away from the neighborhood and released in a wooded area without further incident. With no other hazards found, E4 cleared the scene. 

Monday, May 28 at approximately 10:36 am:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a possible heat related injury. Upon arrival E4 found 1 PT lying on the floor of their home. Family members advised that the PT had been working in the yard, began to feel ill, and came inside to cool down. Baseline vitals were obtained, to include blood pressure, blood glucose level, pulse oximetry and attachment of the PT to a cardiac monitor. The cardiac monitor strongly indicated that the patient was having a heart attack. IV access was established, oxygen therapy was initiated and aspirin and nitroglycerin were administered. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was loaded into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital. 

Monday, May 28 at approximately 3:15 pm:

E1 responded to a brush fire on Wilson Pike circle across from Johnson Landscape.  Upon arrival, E1 found an approximately 15x3 area involved with a small amount of fire.  E1 extinguished the fire with a pressurized water can and McCloud tool.  A cigarette butt was found near the area burned.  The fire was completely extinguished and with no further hazards present, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Monday, May 28 at approximately 6:46 pm:

E2 and R1 responded to a reported personal injury accident near the I65 exit ramp off Concord Road. Prior to arrival, E2 was notified by BPD units on scene that there was at least 1 PT entrapped in the vehicle. E2’s officer requested E4 to respond to provide additional manpower. E2 and R1 arrived to find one vehicle on its right side facing south. E4’s officer established Command and initiated extrication with E2 and R1. EMS and C3 arrived and Command was transferred to C3 with EMS taking patient care. E2, R1 and C3 cut the driver’s side pillars on the vehicle before making relief cuts at what was now the bottom of the vehicle. E4 arrived on scene to assist with vehicle stabilization and folding down the roof to allow access to the PT. One person was extricated while the reported driver, who was outside the vehicle and walking around, was packaged by a second EMS unit. Both EMS units transported emergency traffic to an area hospital. E4 and C3 were released from the scene while E2 remained with PD and TDOT to assist with further cleanup. Once all hazards were mitigated and the roadway was able to be opened up again, E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Friday, June 1 at approximately 3:32 pm:

E1 was dispatched for a report of a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, E1 found one PT standing on the side of the roadway, complaining of no injuries. Upon assessing the PT, a deformity to their collarbone was noted. Initially, the driver of the motorcycle was resistive to the idea of being taken to the hospital for further evaluation, but was eventually convinced. The injury was stabilized, and due to the mechanism of injury, the PT was placed on a long spine board and full cervical immobilization precautions were taken. They were transported non-emergency to an area hospital for further treatment.